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Was just looking through hotukdeals to try and find the name of the site for all things sat nav related coz I was going to update my ebuyer satnat for latest usa maps because im off to the states on monday, and I came across the post 5 weeks ago by swampy_donkey for the Co pilot USA. It is even cheper now than when last posted and I think for £2.99 its an abosolute bargain. When you click through to the site it says £3.02 but went through the market on my phone and was actually charged £2.99.


DESCRIPTION
Award-winning GPS navigation app with maps stored on your phone, not downloaded!
Premium voice-guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation with USA street maps stored on your phone so you can navigate "offline" without a data connection. CoPilot Live is packed with advanced navigation features including 3D maps, Lane Assist arrows, millions of POIs, multi-stop trip planning and more.
**This puchase includes 30 days use of our real-time traffic service - ActiveTraffic™
ADVANCED NAVIGATION FEATURES:
• Turn-by-turn voice directions
• Clear 3D and 2D driving views with speed-variable zoom
• Real signpost information and lane indicator arrows for clear guidance at exits and complex intersections
• Navigate to a house number, street, intersection or address book contact
• Millions of pre-loaded Points of Interest (POIs) to navigate to or call
• Report a missing streets or address through our MapSure™ service and we'll add it to the map in 45 days. Guaranteed.
LIVE SERVICES:
• Live local Internet search to search for nearby businesses, products or services
• Live weather info at your location or destination
• ActiveTraffic™ real-time traffic service to intelligently avoid traffic on your daily commute
Download maps to phone after purchase, 2GB memory card required. Unlimited use after 10 days once Google order number validated

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#1
Clicky

Here is the link, top link isnt working for some reason


Edited By: Norman Whiteside on Apr 23, 2011 16:58
2 Likes #2
Great price heat added, just wish Uk version was as cheap <3
#3
Been this price on App store for ages. I used it on US holiday last year and it was faultless. Best £2.99 I've ever spent. Good to see it is now available for same price on inferior Systems. :-) Heat added.
1 Like #4
blowbrown
Been this price on App store for ages. I used it on US holiday last year and it was faultless. Best £2.99 I've ever spent. Good to see it is now available for same price on inferior Systems. :-) Heat added.


inferior systems, lol
1 Like #5
Lets not start that one, (_;)

Edited By: Norman Whiteside on Apr 23, 2011 17:47
#6
Had nothing but problems with Copilot, switched to Garmin instead!
#7
Can others tell me their opinion of using Co Pilot UK on Android. Whenever I have tried it, it freezes after 15-20 mins.

Recommendations of free versions would be good also.
#8
Used co pilot on my San Francisco before , it was pants
#9
Never used the UK one, but US one was excellent and has really good reviews in the App store. The UK one is on sale for £16.99 in AppStore and is getting mostly good reviews from users. Also some cracking endorsements from magazines etc. On all platforms (so Android probably good as well). I suppose like most things, how hood it is depends on your expectations and hardware, but seems tp be the best for the price at the moment (if Android is same price as AppStore).
#10
Am i missing something here because my google maps does this for free on my Android phone? Free sat nav has to be a better deal than £2.99 sat nav???
#11
smokingplunger
Am i missing something here because my google maps does this for free on my Android phone? Free sat nav has to be a better deal than £2.99 sat nav???


google maps use data that would cost a fortune, this installs the maps on your phone
1 Like #12
google applanet if you want to try before you buy ;-)
#13
gavjbrown
Can others tell me their opinion of using Co Pilot UK on Android. Whenever I have tried it, it freezes after 15-20 mins.

Recommendations of free versions would be good also.


Been using it on Nexus 1 for almost a year now. No real problems and has always managed to get me there. Although I don't use it daily (perhaps just a couple of times a month) so minor issues are unlikely to register with me.
1 Like #14
gavjbrown
Can others tell me their opinion of using Co Pilot UK on Android. Whenever I have tried it, it freezes after 15-20 mins.

Recommendations of free versions would be good also.



Try Googling "iGO MOTONAV Android apk". Just a thought! ;)
#15
was defo going to buy this until I read the user comment reviews
#16
I've used the uk version on occasion with no problems on my Samsung Galaxy S. The reason for using it instead of google maps, is that the map data is already on the phone, so you're not stuck if the 3G signal fails.
#17
Bigred01
was defo going to buy this until I read the user comment reviews

in reality tho tomtom is an awful sat nav software, copilot looks good according to the reviews ive watched and read. upgrading from ios to android soon so time will tell.
1 Like #18
spaceinvader
[quote=Bigred01]
in reality tho tomtom is an awful sat nav software, copilot looks good according to the reviews ive watched and read. upgrading from ios to android soon so time will tell.
You base that statement on...?

I've used Tom tom on my PDA for years. It's always been flawless and better than other systems - Garmin, Ovi maps etc - that I've tried or borrowed for a look. Most reviews rate it highest, too. Or did when I last shopped for sat-nav stuff.
#19
Cheap enough I guess but over the years I must have driven around 10,000 miles in Florida, coast to coast, Tampa to Florida (Alligator Alley is an amazingly straight road!) and never needed a sat nav. he road signs are so simple over there that even Mrs Tec could follwo them!
#20
Searcher2
gavjbrown
Can others tell me their opinion of using Co Pilot UK on Android. Whenever I have tried it, it freezes after 15-20 mins.

Recommendations of free versions would be good also.



Try Googling "iGO MOTONAV Android apk". Just a thought! ;)


Thanks, will look into it.
#21
i find sygic aura to be very good ..
#22
I've used this on all my phones, G1, Moto Dext, Galaxy S, Moto Defy and others and had no problems.

I took the G1 to Florida with this on and it was great, installed just the FL maps and only took up 140mb.

It's my fave Sat Nav, iGo my 2nd, not really used Sygic Aura that much, I'm too used to CoPilot.
#23
can some one who has this tell me if it has move to SD card optionl. The version I have doesnt do it.
#24
I've used this on both iPhone and Android and I can't fault it. Best Sat Nav I've ever used. Looks fantastic on my HTC Desire HD.

Off to Florida soon so £2.99 USA version is installed and ready to go.

Move to SD Card works fine as long as you have a version of Android that supports it....

Edited By: Vegas Bandit on Apr 24, 2011 06:45
#25
leemole101
smokingplunger
Am i missing something here because my google maps does this for free on my Android phone? Free sat nav has to be a better deal than £2.99 sat nav???


google maps use data that would cost a fortune, this installs the maps on your phone


WRONG......on my incredible S the maps are on the phone.

Vote cold cos sat nav is free on Android anyway via Googlemaps.
#26
Do you have to pay any roaming charges to use it in USA once installed
1 Like #27
spenspuma
leemole101
smokingplunger
Am i missing something here because my google maps does this for free on my Android phone? Free sat nav has to be a better deal than £2.99 sat nav???


google maps use data that would cost a fortune, this installs the maps on your phone


WRONG......on my incredible S the maps are on the phone.

Vote cold cos sat nav is free on Android anyway via Googlemaps.


You are saying that google maps stores all the map data on your phone? You can turn off data completely and still get a route? I think google might download the whole of your journey at the start of the navigation, but its still downloading each trip.
#28
jukie
Do you have to pay any roaming charges to use it in USA once installed


No it doesn't use any data, just installs everything in your phone.
#29
can you install the UK and USA at the same time on the same device? would this be two programs or one sharing the 2 countries/maps?

Edited By: leedale30 on Apr 24, 2011 10:20
1 Like #30
wendy07
i find sygic aura to be very good ..


+1, Sygic Aura is excellent, 3D navigation looks fantastic and overall very solid. Just wish they'd change the awful UI, those tiny icons are a pain in the rear when phone is held in the screen mount.

Think Aura is on sale ATM also, and if you google for discount codes you should be able to find another 5 Euros off that price, what I did when I bought it, works out great value IMO.

Edited By: Tetlee on Apr 24, 2011 10:25
#31
BeerGoggles
can some one who has this tell me if it has move to SD card optionl. The version I have doesnt do it.


Neither does mine.
#32
Copilot 9 should be here this qtr so by end of June. Good deals but be aware that they told me they won't be offering upgrade deals. 2.99 for this is amazing though, I'm referring to the UK version.
#33
gavjbrown
Can others tell me their opinion of using Co Pilot UK on Android. Whenever I have tried it, it freezes after 15-20 mins.

Recommendations of free versions would be good also.


Had major problems with CoPilot UK on Android. If your smartphone is Assisted-GPS (as are many), then CoPilot needs internet connection before it can connect to satellites. This obviously means if there is no mobile signal in the middle of nowhere, then CoPilot will not work. ALK have said how its not their problem, but the type of GPS used in each smartphone.

Try checking out the ALK blogs for user comments, and also read about the awful customer service that many people have experienced. So in my opinion, even if CoPilot was free, the software is useless and it would be better to go with a dedicated sat nav instead.
#34
eaglewolf
gavjbrown
Can others tell me their opinion of using Co Pilot UK on Android. Whenever I have tried it, it freezes after 15-20 mins.

Recommendations of free versions would be good also.


Had major problems with CoPilot UK on Android. If your smartphone is Assisted-GPS (as are many), then CoPilot needs internet connection before it can connect to satellites. This obviously means if there is no mobile signal in the middle of nowhere, then CoPilot will not work. ALK have said how its not their problem, but the type of GPS used in each smartphone.

Try checking out the ALK blogs for user comments, and also read about the awful customer service that many people have experienced. So in my opinion, even if CoPilot was free, the software is useless and it would be better to go with a dedicated sat nav instead.


GPS uses only the radio from the sats to get its location. AGPS uses the data network in addition to using the radio from sats. AGPS does not depend on the data network, it uses it if available to speed up gps fix or negate problems caused by using standard GPS in built up areas.

I may be wrong but ive read a couple of documents about AGPS and that is my understanding.
#35
targaid
spaceinvader
[quote=Bigred01]
in reality tho tomtom is an awful sat nav software, copilot looks good according to the reviews ive watched and read. upgrading from ios to android soon so time will tell.

You base that statement on...?

I've used Tom tom on my PDA for years. It's always been flawless and better than other systems - Garmin, Ovi maps etc - that I've tried or borrowed for a look. Most reviews rate it highest, too. Or did when I last shopped for sat-nav stuff.


I only base that statement on 3 years of taxi driving, 8-12 hours a day 5-6 days per week and experience of all the major sat nav software, travelling nationally and also having toured Europe twice by car. Ive also used sat nav devices for as long as i care to remember. Not much experience i know...


Edited By: spaceinvader on Apr 24, 2011 11:29
#36
eaglewolf
gavjbrown
Can others tell me their opinion of using Co Pilot UK on Android. Whenever I have tried it, it freezes after 15-20 mins.

Recommendations of free versions would be good also.


Had major problems with CoPilot UK on Android. If your smartphone is Assisted-GPS (as are many), then CoPilot needs internet connection before it can connect to satellites. This obviously means if there is no mobile signal in the middle of nowhere, then CoPilot will not work. ALK have said how its not their problem, but the type of GPS used in each smartphone.

Try checking out the ALK blogs for user comments, and also read about the awful customer service that many people have experienced. So in my opinion, even if CoPilot was free, the software is useless and it would be better to go with a dedicated sat nav instead.


My Nexus 1 has AGPS and I've never encountered this issue. I've used Co-Pilot in Europe, without data numerous times.

In any case I suspect the issue lies with the AGPS chip and phone firmware, rather then Co-Pilot. I've seen similar issues in the past, although AGPS has matured now so I'm suprised you are still encountering this problem. Have you tried turning off asisted mode in the GPS settings on the phone? If this doesn't work, I'm afraid the most likely issue is poor GPS implimentation in your device, most probably inadequate GPS Antenna.

Obviously a dedicated Sat Nav with a form factor optimised to house decent GPS hardware will perform better then a handheld device. However, I've found Co-Pilot on my phones to be more then adequate for my needs.

Edited By: Mentos on Apr 24, 2011 11:42
#37
profet
spenspuma
leemole101
smokingplunger
Am i missing something here because my google maps does this for free on my Android phone? Free sat nav has to be a better deal than £2.99 sat nav???

google maps use data that would cost a fortune, this installs the maps on your phone

WRONG......on my incredible S the maps are on the phone.

Vote cold cos sat nav is free on Android anyway via Googlemaps.

You are saying that google maps stores all the map data on your phone? You can turn off data completely and still get a route? I think google might download the whole of your journey at the start of the navigation, but its still downloading each trip.

Yeah google maps/navigation does cache the route at the start of the journey and will only use more data if it has to re derive the route.

However HTC have their own app for navigation called location I believe which is offline AFAIK. (think it is babsically tomtom with a bit of HTC on top).

Personally I have copilot on my htc desire and it is good. I have tried navigon/sygic/nav drive and prefer copilot. and at 2.99 this is a very good deal.

However I find myself using the google navigation as it is very easy to use and search for address/locations it ties in very nicely with google search - now just need to do something about the voice ;)
1 Like #38
spaceinvader
eaglewolf
gavjbrown
Can others tell me their opinion of using Co Pilot UK on Android. Whenever I have tried it, it freezes after 15-20 mins.

Recommendations of free versions would be good also.


Had major problems with CoPilot UK on Android. If your smartphone is Assisted-GPS (as are many), then CoPilot needs internet connection before it can connect to satellites. This obviously means if there is no mobile signal in the middle of nowhere, then CoPilot will not work. ALK have said how its not their problem, but the type of GPS used in each smartphone.

Try checking out the ALK blogs for user comments, and also read about the awful customer service that many people have experienced. So in my opinion, even if CoPilot was free, the software is useless and it would be better to go with a dedicated sat nav instead.


GPS uses only the radio from the sats to get its location. AGPS uses the data network in addition to using the radio from sats. AGPS does not depend on the data network, it uses it if available to speed up gps fix or negate problems caused by using standard GPS in built up areas.

I may be wrong but ive read a couple of documents about AGPS and that is my understanding.


Yeah thats a good summary. AGPS is used in small devices like mobile phones where implimenting GPS can be challenging. There have been some instances in the past due to poor firmware, that meant assisted mode could actually delay/prevent lock on in certain cirumstances (mis-interpretation off assisted signals or incorrect code paths/timers which prevented the hardware reverting to normal GPS mode when an assisted signal was not available).

These days issues with AGPS usually point to a poor implimentation of GPS hardware in the device, specifically the Antenna. Essentially without an assisted signal, the phone requires extremely good GPS signal in order to lock on, as its GPS reception is poor. I remember the Nokia N95 could take 30 mins to lock on without an assited signal, unless you slid the keyboard open. Unfortunately many owners were oblivious to this and couldn't understand why sometimes GPS worked and sometimes it didn't (slid open or not :D).

Edited By: Mentos on Apr 24, 2011 11:55
#39
As stated above, this isn't really a new deal but good to keep it on people's radar.

I used this app in North Carolina a couple of months ago - I had no paper map to fall back on, so was a bit nervous but it came through for me. I coupled it with a cheap cradle and power lead set from eBay. Minimal expense.
#40
I have both tomtom and co-pilot apps. The tomtom app pee's on the co-pilot one from a great height!

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